Originating in the Mediterrean rosemary is traditionally used in Italian, Southern French and Spanish cooking. Rosemary has small needle like green and silver aromatic leaves. There are a number of varieties including a creeping variety. Fresh rosemary is preferable to dried rosemary and keeps well in a covered container or bag in the refrigerator. Rosemary is everygreen. It grows well all year round throughout Australia and is always available.